Colette Rossiter

Colette Rossiter

Colette Rossiter, serves as manager for Spencer Hospital Community Health Services and Clay County Public Health. Colette has enjoyed the variety of responsibilities her nursing career has provided, yet has a passion for public health and safety. 

Blog/Article posts by this Author:

  • Don't Delay Your Colon Cancer Screening

    Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States. It's estimated that in 2021, 149,500 new cases of colorectal cancer will be diagnosed. In usual times, people tend to delay scheduling their important colon cancer screening and during the past year of the COVID-19 pandemic, even more people delayed having a colonoscopy. Screenings can help your physician find polyps or cancer before you experience symptoms.

  • Mask Up, Lather Up, Sleeve Up: Flu Season is Here

    We have a challenging fall and winter ahead of us. In addition to the flu virus that circulates every year, we have the virus that causes COVID-19 ever present in our communities. Our healthcare system capacity may be overwhelmed. Yet there are simple measures we can all take to ease this burden.

  • Tips for a Healthy “Return to Learn” this School Year

    Normally, August brings the excitement of “back to school” with kids eager to reunite with friends, meet new teachers, and shop for supplies. Yet this year is anything but normal. School administrators, health care professionals, and parents are all doing their part to keep kids healthy for their return to school.

  • COVID-19 and the Public Health Disease Investigation Process

    Iowa's public health system plays a critical role in monitoring and investigating infectious diseases. Clay County Public Health Nurse Colette Rossiter responds to a number of questions people have asked about the role of public health, particularly related to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Have Fun and Stay Healthy at the Fair!

    Are you planning to join thousands of others at the Clay County Fair in a few weeks? I can't think of anyone who doesn't get excited for our local, one-of-a kind, amazing fair every September. Who doesn't love the exhibits, the rides, the abundance of fun foods and, of course the animals? It's safe to say we touch A LOT of things at the fair! My hope of that everyone who visits the fair takes home wonderful memories…. NOT extra germs that cause illness! So let's talk hygiene.

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